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(WAUSAU, Wis.) – Northcentral Technical College (NTC) has been selected as a Spotlight Award recipient for its work to support and strengthen the community’s ability to reduce the burden of substance abuse in Marathon County. The award was presented to NTC’s Continuing Education team by the Marathon County Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Partnership at the 9th annual Spotlight Event in Wausau.

The Spotlight Awards are given to individuals, groups or organizations that may have made a difference in the community in 2018, worked diligently to bring groups together to seek solutions and taken the lead to further the mission of the AOD Partnership. Recipients may have also tackled difficult AOD problems with effective, long-lasting solutions, provided inspiration to others to get involved and taught important lessons through their work.

During 2018, NTC’s Continuing Education team supported the Marathon County AOD Partnership by hosting conferences and bi-monthly AOD Partnership meetings, which brought together 300+ leaders and community members to discuss and problem-solve current issues in the community. Through these collaborations, the College and the Marathon County AOD Partnership worked together to bring awareness, support, and community resources to the issues that are present in the community with the goal of eliminating the impact of substance abuse in Marathon County.

“As your community’s college, NTC is proud to support the organizations that are making a positive impact in central Wisconsin,” said Brad Gast, Dean of NTC’s Business & Industry and Continuing Education. “This award symbolizes a shared commitment that NTC has with the Marathon County AOD Partnership to make our community stronger than ever.”

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Northcentral Technical College ( is north central Wisconsin's premier two-year college of choice and is a resource for all District residents. It provides individuals, organizations and businesses with quality skills training in a wide range of programs designed to build a competitive, technologically advanced workforce in today's rapidly changing global environment. NTC has seven convenient locations and three Centers of Excellence in Antigo, Medford, Merrill, Phillips, Spencer, Wausau and Wittenberg.